Is disgraced former pop star Gary Glitter poised for a comeback?

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Gary Glitter, now a registered sex offender in his native England, could be plotting a comeback this year — if a Twitter account claiming to belong to the fallen pop star is to be believed.

Twitter.com/OfficialGlitter opened with this message: “The official twitter of Gary Glitter. Managed and updated by me. King of rock & roll. 2012 comeback tour details coming here soon. Watch this space!” It goes on to report that details of a “new tour, remastered albums and book” will be posted in the coming days, as well.

Glitter, whose real name is Paul Gadd, was convicted in 1999 of possession of child pornography and served four months in prison in the UK. After his release, he relocated to Vietnam — where Glitter again found trouble. He was subsequently convicted of a string of child sexual abuse offenses there, before returning to England in 2008.

More recently, Glitter has said in a series of interviews that he was at work on a new album and book, but he has not yet confirmed this new report from the Twitter-verse. The account remains unverified.

Glitter came to fame with a string of solo UK hits beginning in the 1970s, including “Rock and Roll, Parts 1 and 2,” “I Love You Love Me Love,” “I’m the Leader of the Gang (I Am)” and “Hello, Hello, I’m Back Again”. Twenty six of his hits spent a total of 180 weeks in the UK Top 100 between 1972-95. In the U.S., “Rock and Roll, Part 2″ rose to No. 7 in 1972 on the Billboard Hot 100, and has since become a staple at sporting events.

Glitter had recently filed an appeal to have his name removed from the sex offender registry, but his lawyer withdrew the appeal ahead of a scheduled appearance in Harrow Crown Court next month, according to BBC News. Glitter will now remain on the registry for life.

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